Wednesday, November 19, 2008

ابيد البيت

A new audio tape claiming to be from Ayman al-Zawahri (أيمن محمد ربيع الظواهري literally: "faithful guy from zawahir"), the current "Number 2" in the Al-Qaeda القاعدة‎ organization. In this case, Number 2 is rather descriptive.

But, the big thing they are talking about is that Ole' Faithful called President-Elect Barack H. Obama (along with former-Secretary of State Powell and Secretary of State Rice) an "abeed al-bayt"... literally a servant of the house. Al-Jazeera was nice enough to translate it without any ambiguity: "house negro".

I hope Barack will respond in the correct way to any such expressions of racism... by blowing this guy off the planet. I mean, that is what would happen to any person in this country who publicly use the term. I mean, Mitt Romney got attacked for using "tar baby" to refer to a sticky situation (which is the original, literal meaning).

But, at this rate, I suspect he will just sit down and discuss it with him... because, we need to talk with these people.

That is all.


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